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  • Locations: Geelong, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Warrnambool, Australia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
Rolling Admission 02/17/2020 06/19/2020
NOTE: These dates are approximate (and will be updated later) because academic calendars for 2020 will not be released until September 2019.
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/06/2020 10/23/2020
NOTE: These dates are approximate. Deakin has not yet released its 2020 academic calendar.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Grevstad-Nordbrock, Anne Housing Options: Apartment/Flat, Dormitory, International House, Off Campus, On Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.6 Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: English Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: Iowa State
Click here for a definition of this term ISU Course: INTED Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct
Program Description:


Semester in Australia: Deakin University

Program Features

Melbourne, AustraliaWhy Deakin University?

Here are a few reasons why you should consider a semester abroad at Deakin:

1. Deakin has won the University of the Year Award twice.

2. Melbourne is ranked as one of the world's best cities to live in based on safety, public transportation, weather, recreational activities, and diversity.

3. Deakin has 3 great campuses to choose from:  Burwood, Warranambool, and Geelong.




Melbourne is the country’s cultural and sports capital, where you can join the masses cheering on the players at an Aussie Rules Football Grand Final and then spend the evening at the theatre, opera, or a night club. It is renowned for its music and cultural festivals, quality restaurants, entertainment venues, beautiful parks and gardens, and its excellent shopping. The city produces some of the most innovative art, music, cuisine, fashion, performance, design, and ideas in the country.



Melbourne, AustraliaWhat Courses?

This study abroad program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to study for a semester or a year at Deakin University.  All ISU study abroad students must be enrolled as a full-time student.  Students can take 3-4 classes at Deakin, which is the equivalent to 12-16 ISU credits.

1 Deakin class = 4 ISU credits

Deakin is a good match for business, kinesiology, biology, journalism, psychology, and architecture majors.  Of course, Deakin offers a wide variety of classes across many disciplines and these mirror programs at Iowa State.  For more information on possible classes, please see the 2020 Course Handbook

To determine how transfer courses are applied to specific degree requirements in your major/minor, speak with your academic advisor.  Should you need further assistance or approval from your college regarding any transfer credit issue, contact the college advisor listed here: Transfer Credit Contacts


Cost and Scholarships

Melbourne, AustraliaHow much?

The ISU (non-exchange) Program Fee for Spring 2018 is $6,800 for 3 courses and $8800 for 4 courses.  Exchange spots are offered to in-state, Iowa residents, but the number of exchange spots is variable and limited.  An exchange spot offers a reduced program fee.

Please note that as of August 31, 2017, all available exchange spots for Spring 2017 have been filled.  Interested applicants may study abroad at Deakin, but you will pay the regular/non-exchange program fee.

Exchange and Regular Program Fees include tuition, fees, and ISU’s CISI insurance. The ISU Program Fees do not include airfare, housing, food, mandatory Australian health insurance and all other additional expenses.  For more detail, select the term next to "Budget Sheets" at the top of this page.



Melbourne, AustraliaWhere will I live?

Each campus (Burwood, Geelong, or Warranambool) offers accommodation. The residences are fully furnished, with single bedrooms. Some students choose to live off-campus, and assistance with finding apartment or homestays is provided through the University Housing Service on all campuses.

Students can research on-campus housing options online: Deakin Accommodation


Dates and Contacts

Melbourne, AustraliaWhen?



How to Apply

TravelWhat else?

Deakin University invites all study abroad students to go on a two-day beach excursion (prior to orientation) where students will get to know each other and learn how to surf.

Melbourne is a multicultural melting pot with cuisines from around the world.  Seek out the authentic Italian food and excellent gelato on Lygon Street!

To learn more about the Deakin program, contact Anne Grevstad-Nordbrock in the Study Abroad Center.  She is happy to meet with you and answer your questions.  Email: